I’m up earlier than Maggie this morning and decided to get some work done. I sat down to record milestones in her baby book and realized how quickly time is going by. Its interesting, she is only 11 weeks old, but I can’t imagine life without her. AJ and I feel as if we have had her forever and not very long at the same time. Its a weird feeling. The first 6 weeks after she was born are a vague haze for me, I was constantly tired and don’t remember much. The last few weeks I’ve been trying to really enjoy and cherish every moment with Maggie. I’ve been documenting more through video on my phone. (Best invention ever by iphone, I’ve caught some amazing moments because of this). Also, I need to thank my friend Danielle. I mentioned to her that I had taken over 1000 pictures of Maggie and she responded with “What about video?” I thought this was the jewish mother in her, but then realized she was right and have been trying to record ever since that day. Kudos to Danielle.
I have to admit, having a baby is more work than I ever thought possible, but at the same time it is the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. This sounds cliche’ but its true. Here are a few of the amazing milestone we have had the opportunity to experience together as a family.
Maggie Milestones: (Not in any particular order, just off the top of my head)
Holding her head up
Aware of the world
Not sleeping all day
Sleeping up to 6 hours in a shift at night (parents know what I mean)
Explosive poops (the G diaper has held these in with no problem)
Peeing on AJ (my favorite, I was just glad his instinct wasn’t to drop her)
These are just a few of our favorite things.
With all of this said, its hard to not appreciate your parents and realize what they have actually done for you. Thanks mom and dad. I know I must have been the most adorable baby, but I’m sure you went through all the feelings and emotions that I am. If it means anything I finally appreciate you. If you are reading this hug your parents they deserve it, or hug me I deserve it. This baby stuff is not easy.